Drop-In Story Time: for children ages 2-5 will resume on Thursdays, January 19th and 26th from 11:30 AM-Noon. Children will engage with their peers as they enjoy stories and finger-plays geared especially to this age group. No prior registration is required.
Library Knit Chicks: We’ll continue meeting twice per month to stitch up some fun and share ideas! Join us on Saturdays, Jan. 14th and Jan. 28th at 10:30 am. Coffee, tea, and craftiness are in store when you attend.
Social Security Class for Baby Boomers: will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 PM by popular demand. You’ll learn what Social Security is, how to enroll, what a survivor benefit is, how payout is calculated, and how to determine what is right for each individual. This educational program will be facilitated by Patrick Kelly, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Please register in advance.
Princess Party! Saturday, January 21st from 11:00 AM- Noon, for your little princess, ages 4-7.Children will listen to princess-themed stories, and make themselves a crown and a special edible magic wand. All children who are registered in advance will receive a FREE plush Frog (maybe he’s a prince in disguise!) courtesy of Kohl’s department store. Space is limited, so princesses always register in advance.
Art Classes for Kids! A new program for children ages 6-10 on Tuesdays, January 24th and 31st from 3:35-4:45 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion behind the library. Come and have an out-of-this-world time by creating a Sci-Fi Spacescape. Children will create planets and stars using a fun modern spray technique with washable spray paints, taught by Jennifer Martin from Cobblestone Art Lessons. This is a two- week project, and children must sign up for both weeks in order to complete their picture. (Note: Hairdryers will be used to speed along the drying process, so please bring earmuffs/earplugs if your child has sensitivity to noise.) Please register in advance. A sample of this project will be on display.
Rush Readers’ Book Club: January’s selection is O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. “This novel tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish pioneers that settles for life in the American prairie. While Alexandra, the family matriarch, is able to turn the family farm into a financial success, her brother Emil must grapple with the tragedy of solace and forbidden love. A novel surprisingly ahead of its time, it touches upon a wide range of themes, including love, marriage, temptation, and isolation.” Join us for dessert & discussion Thursday January 26th and Thursday, February 2nd, 7-9:00 PM. Please register in advance.
Family Finders: meets on Friday, January 27th at 2:00 PM. Looking for a new hobby? Join our genealogy sleuth, Cathy Frank, for ideas on how to get started. Coffee, tea, and a snack will be available; please call to register in advance.
Mourning and Milestones: A new class for adults on Tuesday, January 31st and Tuesday, February 7th from 7- 8:00 PM. Meet author and group-bereavement facilitator, Kathleen Fraser MBA and PhD, who writes from her grieving widow’s heart. Kathleen will present a two-part interactive program on creating personalized strategies for meeting the challenges of holidays, anniversaries and special occasions after a loss. Please register in advance.
Thank you to our loyal patrons who continue to participate in our Library program offerings. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback to help us to serve you better in the future.